Chère Noble Defines Self-expression

with Playboy Norway November 2023 cover star Chère Noble / @cherenoble PB NOR

Photographer Team Rockstar Images – Steve Prue / @tmronin

Wardrobe Ryce NYC / @rycenyc

PR company Ratnip Productions / @centerfoldstalentagency

We’re happy to have you featured on Playboy! Can you give us a bit of a background on your career as a model and where it all started? It’s hard to pinpoint when I started modeling. I grew up on stage, and posing for photos is a natural progression from there. I could say I really started actively pursuing it around 18. People would ask to shoot me because they saw my IG at first, and then it was Model Mayhem. Before long, I had great photographers in my circle of friends and it really blossomed from there. 

Having a full schedule must make it difficult for you to get much alone time, talk to us about the top 3 must-dos to ensure you fit in some well-deserved downtime. Know for yourself when it’s time to call it a night. Sure, socializing is an important part of any job, but there’s no rule that you have to stay until the very last. When you start fading, go home. You can’t bring your best self to the party if your social battery is too low. Be careful what you agree to do at the moment, but will regret later. Do you really? Want to do that photoshoot? Does it serve you in any way to attend that show? Learn to make those assessments in the moment and don’t get swept up in appearing polite and taking on more commitments than you can handle. Factor in an hour or so to your allotted getting-ready time before going anywhere to just *be*. After a while, it becomes default. It may not be much, but those hours add up and can do wonders to help you recharge.

What does it mean for you to be seen as a strong, intelligent, ambitious woman? As much as I’d love to be seen that way, I think those who see it are few and far between. As performers and models, we cease to be human in many ways to the majority of the world, and all of those descriptors are uniquely human traits. I know that I am all of those things regardless though and I worked really hard to become that person, so the self-actualization is satisfying.

What are some of the biggest misconceptions people have about what you do? The biggest is that this is all I can do, and even if this was all I could do, that that wouldn’t be enough. I’m a great dancer, I sing, I do circus, and sideshow, and can act, not to mention all of the back-end skills like prop building and costuming. There are so many skills I’ve picked up over my 22-year tenure in show business/on stage, it’s really insulting when I end up pigeonholed in someone’s mind because they only saw a pretty picture someone took of me. There’s also this misconception that I am who you see on the internet and that my persona is the sum total of who I am as a person. There’s so much more to people than what anyone could capture online and it really is a disservice to believe that there isn’t.

What does freedom of self-expression mean to you? It’s the ability to be whatever I want day to day. I don’t always feel like putting “Chère” on and having the flexibility to choose not to is part of my self-expression. I’ve cultivated a little corner of the internet for myself where I can be downright terrifying, goofy, or hot and my fans take it in stride and revel in it alongside me. It’s one thing to make the choice to express yourself as you choose, but to have it received well by others is icing on the cake.

We absolutely love your Instagram, your content is very dynamic, inspirational, and downright sexy, could you perhaps tell us what your personal experience as an influencer has been like? I don’t know how much I’m really influencing anyone to be quite honest. People really like looking at me though, and for that I am thankful. In the beginning, people were a steady mix of supportive, gross, or judgemental, but over time I’ve been able to weed out most of the negativity, so my experience in the public eye has been generally pleasant. I’ll have people come to meet and greet after shows and tell me they’ve followed me for years, or sometimes even stop me in the streets at home and that always feels nice.

3 things that you can’t go a day without. I start every morning with Starbucks. The same order is in every city across the globe. I need that little bit of consistency to be able to travel 70% of the year. I also always need a bath, even if it’s short. Performing really asks a lot of my bones and having that weightlessness for a bit keeps me moving. Other than that, something to laugh at. I can’t go a day without a bit of levity.

What about those crazy DMs you must receive? Care to share a few funny stories regarding those? I get some stupid DMs, but it’s usually stuff everyone’s heard before. I get very, very few dick pics by some miracle, but one day I happened to go to my message requests and noticed some guy had been sending me some with his face visible for over a year and I decided that I had the time to deal with it. I used the minuscule amount of info I was able to garner from his private FB and a couple of the friends I could see to find his phone number, home address, residential records for the last 8 years, his landlord, his extensive criminal record, his parents, on and on and on. I sent him screenshots and dropped a few names and numbers before he blocked me. Personally, I would never actually DO anything with the information I found. I don’t believe in de-housing people or un-employing them, especially when they have a criminal record, for such a minor offense, but I do believe that more people need to know that those are potential consequences. Reminding that man that the internet is a scary and dangerous place, even for a man, felt nice and now perhaps he will use it as a cautionary tale.

Now we’re sure you experience a lot of male attention on and offline, any advice you would like to give to men out there who are hoping to catch your eye the right way? I love that I get to answer this. I’ve often lamented that I can’t really put instructions for how to hit on me in my dating profile, so this will have to serve. First and foremost, if I’m not physically attracted to you, there is nothing you can do. I really wish more men could understand that. If you put yourself out there, and you are downright rejected, wrap it up. That’s not your person, and that’s okay. Someone else is. “Hard to get” and “not interested” look very different and I have to believe men can tell the difference. Provided you meet that first criteria (and I do assure you, my definition of attractive is very broad and strange.), I love men who try. That’s literally the secret to success with me. I hate having to always hit on someone I’m into. It’s a big turn-on when we don’t have to play some stupid game and try to out-aloof one another. We can both be hot and direct. The confidence and initiative to simply shoot your shot and ask me on a REAL date goes incredibly far. It doesn’t have to be a grand date, or an expensive one, but you’ll always get points for creativity from me.

What is the absolute worst thing a man can do to completely put you off? There are those big obvious ones that no woman likes, like him being a misogynist, but I’ll go with something more specific to me. The thing I gripe about the most I already kind of touched on Coffee “dates” and being asked for drinks as a first date. I cannot and will not wrap my brain around why anyone would think that’s an acceptable date. It feels like you’re making me audition for a real date and it’s gross. Just ask me to dinner if you’re not feeling creative. If you want to be active, choose an activity. Anything but the low-commitment, easy-out option. My whole opinion of a man will change on a dime if he ever asks me out for coffee. I rebuke it.

That said, what advice would you have to give to all women out there when it comes to love and relationships? I’ll just rattle off the things I tell my friends and maybe someone reading will get something useful out of it. Stop accepting the bare minimum because you’re afraid there won’t be something better. Walk out if you go home with him and his mattress is on the floor. Masturbate before the date. Get comfortable with the word “no,” and I don’t just mean in response to sexual advances. Believe him when he tells you what’s wrong with him. You cannot fix him. He will change if he wants you badly enough. Don’t bring men who aren’t emotionally “safe” into your own bed. Men are useless before 30. And perhaps most importantly, love requires maintenance work. It’s not supposed to be work from the very beginning, and if it is, I don’t think you need anyone else to tell you that it isn’t for you.

Thank you so much for sitting down with us and letting us get to know you!